MusicTown on in Dublin Various

Brought to you by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions, the programme covers an array of musical styles and genres. Setting out to explore and celebrate the diverse constellation of music cultures that exist in Dublin City, MusicTown aims to unify the city, making its music relatable and accessible, instilling a sense of pride in Dublin’s musical heritage, whilst welcoming newcomers and visiting artists.

Creative Director Amy Nix said “We’re very happy with how MusicTown has evolved into more than just a programme of concerts over the last few years. We’ve been talking about diversity and collaboration for a number of years as the essence of how live performance works and the wonderful pool of organisations we are working with have responded to this direction brilliantly.

This programme takes in everything from events with theatre directors choosing inspirational music, one of the most acclaimed podcasters in Europe, Blindboy, getting under the skin of an artist’s mindset, a skateboarding film with a live score, new arrangements and interpretations of two classic Radiohead albums, free opera being brought across Dublin neighbourhoods, the thought process of making music videos, an original piece of vinyl released by our finest new artists, a spoken-word sensation, a tribute to the late great Johann Johannsson, the next generation of RIAM students learning their craft, music made accessible for disability, a music themed art exhibition, a walking tour, and, of course, one of our great singers Damien Dempsey performing his new album he made with a cast of acclaimed artists.

And, we are delighted to present our brand new MusicTown Jr strand dedicated to events for children, including the exciting Big Bang Festival in association with the Ark… This is diversity and collaboration, live ideas brought to you from musicians, artists and thinkers from all walks of life.”

Apr 06 Meet The Orchestra
Apr 06 Old McDonald’s Farm – A Choral Walking Tour
Apr 06 Sounds of the Diaspora
Apr 06 The Blindboy Podcast
Apr 07 The Blindboy Podcast
Apr 07 Tales From The Shadows
Apr 07 My First Concert
Apr 07 The Big Free Family Gig: Stomptown Brass (For ages 5+)
Apr 10 Our Tunes With Composer Karen Power, Clarinettist Deirdre O’Leary And Flautist Lina Andonovska
Apr 12 Irish National Opera present THE DEADLY WORLD OF OPERA
Apr 12 Macdara Yeates Presents My Father’s Kind
Apr 12 Damien Dempsey Union – Fri 12th April – Vicar Street
Apr 13 Nialler9 & Seven Quarters present Dublin Is Sound
Apr 13 Dublin City Libraries present Emerging Artists featuring Lugosi & No More Questions
Apr 13 Music City: A walking tour with Dónal Fallon.
Apr 14 Royal Irish Academy of Music presents DIRECTOR’S CHOICE
Apr 14 Natalya O’Flaherty ‘More Than Words’ plus guests.
Apr 16 Screenwriting workshop inspired by the Music Library with Anne Maree Barry
Apr 17 Music Together present TREES
Apr 18 Macdara Yeates presents UNDER MY GARAGE
Apr 18 MusicTown presents JUNIOR BROTHER & POWPIG
Apr 19 Crash Ensemble present Grey Area
Apr 20 Islander presents Radiohead Reimagined – Echo Collective Play Amnesiac
Apr 21 Islander presents Radiohead Reimagined – Wooden Elephant Play Kid A